Solar eclipse of May 22, 1724

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Solar eclipse of May 22, 1724
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Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma 0.5318
Magnitude 1.064
Maximum eclipse
Duration 273 sec (4 m 33 s)
Coordinates 50°48′N 92°54′W / 50.8°N 92.9°W / 50.8; -92.9
Max. width of band 247 km (153 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 17:10:09
References
Saros 133 (29 of 72)
Catalog # (SE5000) 8847

A total solar eclipse occurred on May 22, 1724. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometres wide.

Observations[edit]

This solar eclipse crossed the United Kingdom near sunset, north-west to south-east track, from southern Wales and Devon in the west, eastwards to Hampshire and Sussex, but passing to the south of London. It was to be 203 years before a total solar eclipse was next witnessed from the British mainland.

It crossed the city Los Angeles, CA in the morning, unfortunately it wasn't settled until after 1771, 47 years later. The next total eclipse over Los Angeles won't occur until April 1, 3290.[1]

Related eclipses[edit]

It is a part of solar Saros 133.

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